Schohaire, NY - The operator of the limousine company that was involved in the accident that claimed the lives of 20 in Schohaire, NY has been arrested for criminal negligent homicide.
According to a report from the Watertown Daily Times, police took 28 year old Nauman Hussein into custody, stating that as the operator of the company, he is responsible for allowing a driver without a proper license to operate a limo that was not registered to be on the road. This resulted in the fatal accident in which the limo failed to stop at a stop sign in Schoharie, went through the parking lot of a country store and ended up crashing in a ditch aftert striking an unoccupied SUV. Hussein was charged with one count of criminal negligent homicide with all twenty victim’s names attached to it. Among those killed were a couple from Watertown, NY and a professor from Oswego, NY. Hussein was arraigned in Schohaire County after being processed at state police headquarters in Latham, outside of Albany. He could face additional charges depending on what is presented to the Schohaire County District Attorney.